Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/12/08/xbox_photo_auction/

eBayer pays £470 for photo of Xbox 360

Box of tricks

By Lester Haines

Posted in Financial News, 8th December 2005 16:07 GMT

Here's one hot off the press: an unwary eBayer appears to have just paid £470 for what he or she obviously thought was an "XBOX 360 PREMIUM PACKAGE":

Done - yours for 470 quid

All well and good, as is most of the extensive blurb accompanying this tempting offer. It's worth reading right to the end, though:

Done? You have been

Yup, we sincerely hope it's a really nice picture of an Xbox because 470 quid is an awful lot of wonga. The moral? Caveat emptor. ®

And there's more

How much would you pay for two Xbox hotmail addresses? 481 quid? No, us neither.

Bootnote

The usual thanks to Jac Timms and Rick Miles for the tip-offs.